Royal Cornwall Show – 2022

…the show Gladiolus meliusculus Gladiolus meliusculus Lachenalia contaminata – ‘cape cowslip’. Lachenalia contaminata Dietes grandiflora Dietes grandiflora Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ Buddleia ‘Orange Sceptre’ – on Nick Lock’s stand. Buddleia…

23rd May

…see that the single naturalised Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus has survived on the bank. We need to be careful not to cut it but I think we will leave the…

5th June

…CHW Cordyline australis in full flower. Cordyline australis Azalea indicum ‘Balsaminaeflorum’ Azalea indicum ‘Balsaminaeflorum’ Agapetes serpens with flower buds in the Rockery. Planted in March. Agapetes serpens Gladiolus communis appearing…

1st June

…marked on these 100 year old plants? single white Camellia sasanquas A wild clump of Gladiolus communis subsp Byzantinus growing again on the bank opposite the front door. The single…

31st May

…pink/red flowers are superb. Does not propagate easily. Azalea indica ‘Balsaminaeflorum’ Azalea indica ‘Balsaminaeflorum’ Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus as a self-sown but vigorous clump outside the front gate. There are…

12th August

…Holiday. 1948 – CW H.H.Hume, University of Florida came today on Camellias most interesting. Likes plants. 1918 – JCW Have cut nearly all the gladiolus, Buddleias are fair, one of…

24th August

…on the wane. decorums are very good. R auriculatum (quarry) is over, R auriculatum (Auklandii Garden) plant not yet open. Hybrid Gladiolus are nice. No other shrubs of any value….

14th August

…Delias new tapestry arrived (3 ½ ft). 1917 – JCW Buddleia magnifica very nice. Forrest’s rogue buddleia very pretty. Auriculatums over. Cyclamen starting and so the hydrangeas. Gladiolus at their…

15th August

…Wilson’s poppies. Some roses of sorts, a good gladiolus or two, and good bananas. We have shifted nearly all our bulbs and some (2) seedlings (Polyanthus) have come up again….

21st July

…good, some good Eriogynum. Fair R ungernii. 1926 – JCW A few nice hybrid gladiolus. David Ivey Escallonia is very good. Decorum x Auriculatum good, one Auriculatum open. Plagianthus over,…